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Clinical negligence claims

Leigh Day is a leading firm of medical negligence law specialists, ranked by legal directories as national leaders in this field of personal injury work. We act for patients who bring clinical negligence compensation claims because of sub-standard medical care and hospital accidents.  We realise that experience in medicine, nursing and science is important to our work and our medical accidents and clinical negligence compensation team consists of lawyers and other staff with these backgrounds, such as doctors, midwives and nurses.

Our solicitors and lawyers have experience in most areas of medicine and medical negligence claims but specialise in severe or catastrophic medical injuries claims as a result of medical accidents, negligent medical treatment, GP error or clinical mistakes, inappropriate treatment, hospital negligence or missed diagnosis. These include catastrophic injuries such as brain and spinal injuries, amputation and cauda equina syndrome claims and claims relating to the missed or delayed diagnosis of cancersinfectious diseases and cases of food poisoning.  Our team of specialist medical negligence and medical accident solicitors and lawyers are also expert at handling birth injury claims.  Our expert clinical negligence solicitors have successfully secured compensation totalling many millions of pounds for their clients.

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    • In 2011 Leigh Day secured settlements ranging from £1m + 6-figure annual payments, to £3,000
    • £729m was paid due to clinical negligence claims in 2010/11 (NHSLA)
    • In 2010/11 the NHSLA received 8,655 claims of clinical negligence